|("Starsigns: Taurus"; Artist Saara Salmi, Deviant Art)|
Monday the 29th, is October’s Full Moon in the sign of Taurus, at 3:51 PM/EST. Full of feminine energy, the fixed sign of Taurus projects the theme of loyalty, and as it’s an earth sign it creates an aura of celebration and nurturance for Mother Earth. A grounding force, Taurus brings matters down to Earth, putting them in a more realistic perspective.
On the flip-side is the Sun in Scorpio, in opposition to the Moon…a polar opposite sign, but in certain situations (like this one) earth signs and water signs can complement each other. Initially, mind and matter (mental and physical) may feel like they are acting independently, marching to the beat of their individual drummer. This can make one feel like they are being pulled in opposite directions. Hang tough. Before all is said and done, they will pull back as cooperation is necessary on certain levels. Two primary subjects of focus during this lunation are matters/emotions relating to personal finances, and our self-worth. The energies of loyalty are prime for helping accomplishments along in both of those areas. Use its empowering energies to overcome obstacles, and to heal.
Full Moons are a culmination of things already begun. Full Moons are also a time when emotions are high. Try not to avoid emotional issues that rise to the surface. You couldn’t ask for a more stable atmosphere to deal with things than the earth energies this Moon brings. Deep seated and old tucked away emotions may surface. You may learn some personal lessons through relationships you have kept alive just to avoid any conflict. It’s best to address things, and let go of your side of things. If someone is hanging on to you in a way that is proving harmful to your well-being, you need to cut them loose. By you making the first move, the other will disengage. The Taurean energies will help you see things through to their conclusion, so you can get some closure.
This Taurean Moon will act as the lunation axis portion of a Kite with Ceres in Cancer, and Chiron in Pisces. When earth and water signs are harmoniously connected, matters can be addressed minus the usual drama. Issues can be resolved in a positive, no nonsense way that will be good for the collective rather than the few or the one. This is a time for showing some love and/or nurturance to everyone, not just the people you are close to. Reap the benefits of the plentiful feminine energy to care for those around you.
|(Artist David Palladini)|
Venus in Libra is sextile Mercury in Sagittarius. Also, Neptune in Pisces is squaring Mercury, and inconjunct Libran Venus. With every positive lunation there seems to be a hint of mischief present somewhere. The message here is ‘do not take anything (or anyone) at face value’. Someone may be poised to try and ‘pull the wool’ on you. Take any blinders you may have up down, or just don’t put them up in the first place. Sagittarian Mars is in opposition to Jupiter in Gemini. The message here is be cautious in the romance department. Try not to take the actions (flirtations) of others too seriously. Enjoy yourself, but don’t go overboard.
During this Full Moon in Taurus, spread some caring energy to others, and direct some at yourself. Exercise loyalty, especially to yourself. Check over your personal space. Make sure all is safe and secure. Spend some quality time with ‘you’, and channel some of the nurturing energies into regrouping and rebooting.
The following excerpt is from the Farmer's Almanac:
- Full Hunter's Moon or Full Harvest Moon ~ This Full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from the trees, the deer are fattened, and it's time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter's Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.